Thyroid Function Test Results?
Evening, if I checked TSHs, T3, T4. R nThe results how to read the results. R nTSHs 0.027 u | U / mL r nT3 1.03 ng / mL r nT4 10.58 ug / dL r Is that the result of hormone deficiency or excess hormone? r nThank you
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Thyroid hormone is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland, which is located in the front of the neck, attached to the neck bones. This hormone functions in the body's metabolism. To assess the condition of the thyroid gland, tests for TSH and T4 are performed.
The normal range of T4 values is 4.6 - 12 which / dl, TSH is 0.5, - 6 uI / ml. On the results of your sibling's examination, the T4 value was normal, but there was a decrease in the low TSH value. This condition can be caused by several things, namely:
1. Normal variant, this is nothing to worry about.
2. The effects of drugs, such as metformin, carbamazepine, stomatostatin, and others.
3. Subclinical hyperthyroidism, namely hyperthyroid conditions without symptoms or with minimal symptoms. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include palpitations, tremors, sweating profusely and weight loss without any other cause.
I suggest your brother to go back to the doctor who asked for an examination. The doctor will match the laboratory results with the patient's clinical condition. If a repeat examination is necessary, it is usually carried out 4 - 6 weeks later, by temporarily stopping the drugs being consumed (if any), of course this must be under the supervision of the doctor who prescribed the drug.
Also read other discussions about thyroid hormone testing here.
So, hopefully this helps.